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 |  Jul 17 2012, 8:01 AM

Rumored once before, Honda is reportedly moving ahead with plans to build a crossover model out of the next-generation Honda Fit.

Due out next year, the Fit sub-compact crossover will fit into the Honda lineup below the CR-V and be designed to suit the needs of customers in both Europe and North America says a report by the Nikkei business daily.

Having recently revealed minor changes to the 2013 model year Fit, the next-gen model is expected to arrive as a 2014 year car and be built at the automaker’s new Mexico plant.

What isn’t year clear is what engine will be utilized in the Fit softroader. The current 1.5-liter engine with 117-hp might not be up to the task, although Honda is planning an updated version of that powerplant as part of its Earth Dreams Technology engine initiative that will use direct-injection.

The Fit crossover will join a growing segment of sub-compact crossovers that includes cars like the Nissan Juke and MINI Countryman as well as the recently announced Buck Encore.

  • http://twitter.com/1980honda 80honda

    I’d like to see the Fit RS sold here.

    http://tinyurl.com/7jl58fm

  • HondasAcuras Fan

    Images of the Fit based vehicles currently in Japan.

    http://www.hondasacuras.com/2012/07/honda-fit-based-crossover-for-north.html

  • Maria

    I have wanted a Honda Fit for years and now I will dream for the 2014 Honda fit. I visualize it daily so maybe my dream will come true. I love the Honda fit magic seat, the shape, their great on gas and they are lovely to handle. Good work Honda.

  • WannaliketheFit

    The far above average stopping distance of the brakes,the less than effective air conditioning,the noise at highway speeds,have all been noted in various reviews.Unless these issues have been addressed,I will again pass on the Fit.The character groove on the side looks like somebody took a chisel to it while parked or a scar from a wound,though I could live with it if the aforementioned issues are corrected.

  • WannaliketheFit

    To clarify my comment,I’m speaking of the new model Fit recently presented.